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Video Killed the Radio Star

Video is a naturally engaging medium and, in an age of information overload, it's now fundamental for businesses to offer content that is relevant and easy to digest. As a result, online video distribution has become an increasingly important marketing communication...

Going Global: The benefits and challenges of dual listings

Public discussion around the merits of Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) companies being dual listed has intensified lately. The downturn in the global resources sector in particular has seen the media and the investment community publicly question the benefits of...

Low Hanging Fruit: Positive non-financial stories are easy pickings

Regularly reporting your company’s non-financial performance and successes in areas such as community engagement, environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility provides an opportunity for positive messages to complement your financial reporting, as well as...

Corporate Reputation

Strategy and communication in a bear market

As the saying goes, markets hate uncertainty.   Since the Global Financial Crisis, global equity markets have experienced significant volatility. Navigating a listed company through these turbulent times can be extremely difficult for management teams. It can be...

ScoMo proves to be the communicator’s communicator

Good leaders understand the value of skilfully delivering a strong message. Great leaders know how to do it. Saturday’s Australian Federal Election might have lessons for all leaders – business or political – who rely on effective communication to achieve their goals....

Organisational Change: The importance of communication

Major organisational change can be one of the most difficult challenges a business can face. Preparation is key in making sure staff are aware of the change and hopefully support it. Communication is an important element of an organisational change management strategy...

Are you listening?

When we think of communication, we are immediately drawn to what we say, write and publish. While instinctively we know that this is only half the equation, in practice how much emphasis do we place on the ‘other side of the coin’? To successfully communicate and form...

Investor Relations

The Green Room: The mega deal ‘Phoenix’ is rising again

The Green Room: The mega deal ‘Phoenix’ is rising again

With all the indications of further multi-billion dollar cross-border deals in 2016, the role of sophisticated transaction communication has never been more important.  As 2015 draws to a close one of the key trends of the year has been the rise of the offshore mega...

Strategy and communication in a bear market

As the saying goes, markets hate uncertainty.   Since the Global Financial Crisis, global equity markets have experienced significant volatility. Navigating a listed company through these turbulent times can be extremely difficult for management teams. It can be...

Fund managers warn against ESG neglect

When the Chairman and CEO of BlackRock speaks, the global investment market tends to listen. So when Larry Fink asserted recently that within the next five years all investors will measure a company’s impact on society, government and the environment, to determine its...

Low Hanging Fruit: Positive non-financial stories are easy pickings

Regularly reporting your company’s non-financial performance and successes in areas such as community engagement, environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility provides an opportunity for positive messages to complement your financial reporting, as well as...

Tales from the US: Innovations in stakeholder communication

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The United States continues to lead the way in pioneering new and innovative ways for companies to communicate with stakeholders. And while technology is playing an increasingly important role in that process, the...

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Closing the Deal in 2019: Key Factors for Successful Transaction Communication

2018 was regarded as the ‘Year of Living Nervously’ after the ASX shed over $90 billion in February amid fears of rapidly rising interest rates in the US. By December the ASX recorded its worst yearly performance since 2011 and the worst fourth quarter since the GFC....

If you can’t say it on the platform, don’t say it! – Social Media and Disclosure

Social media can be a very effective channel for reaching a broad audience, but also a minefield for listed companies to navigate, so a good understanding is critical to ensure you stay on the right side of the regulators. This was the topic at a recent Social Media...

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Special Situations

Proactive issues management – a case study

In crisis or issues management it is always recommended to be as proactive as possible with your communication. Being open, transparent and proactive, as best you can, will help you manage the narrative and hopefully limit the reputational downside from the event. So,...

Cyber security has to be a business priority

Mitigating cyber-attacks has become a 21st century cost of doing business but it is not enough for boards and management to just have a plan to deal with the financial impact. Serious consideration needs to be given to the reputational damage of such an event and how...

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